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State Parks

New Mexico’s State Parks

Great Family Fun at Clayton Lake State Park Fishing Derby

Clayton Lake State Park

It’s said to be New Mexico’s biggest and best fishing derby drawing thousands of visitors from neighboring states to Clayton Lake State Park where the top prize of a fully equipped bass fishing boat is a big draw. Continue reading »

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Summer Fishing and Camping on the San Juan River

Summer on the San Juan river is great for anglers who know how to handle the heat as they will enjoy dynamite dry fly action, lots of sight fishing in incredibly clear water and a really memorable experience, especially in the weeks following the annual spring flush. Continue reading »

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Spring Fishing on the San Juan River – Tips and Tricks

san juan river

Spring fishing on the San Juan River means dry fly action and plenty of it so box up the nymphs, break out the flies and get after it. Continue reading »

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Ice Fishing is On & Eagle Nest Lake is the Place!

Mitch Roggy, 53, of Albuquerque shows off a nice, fat Rainbow trout he picked up while ice fishing at Eagle Nest Lake one past winter.

In the dead of winter when the dreaded effects of cabin fever begin to set in, people will do some incredible things to get outdoors and have some fun.

Like ice fishing, a traditional New Mexican outdoor activity that much like salmon snagging requires a hardier breed of angler and a touch of desperation. Continue reading »

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Record Breaking, Trophy Sized Tiger Muskies at Bluewater Lake NM

man shows off tiger muskie

The Tiger muskie fishing at Bluewater Lake is so good these days its drawing anglers from across the state looking to land a trophy sized fish and maybe even break the state record. Continue reading »

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Don Wolfley: Last of the Old School Fishing Guides at Heron Lake

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It’s a hazy summer morning at Heron Lake and fishing guide Don Wolfley is backing his 24-foot pontoon boat into the water for a day of deep sea fishing – New Mexico style! Continue reading »

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Eagle Nest Lake a Hot Spot for Pike Fishing

man with huge pike

Anglers looking for some real fishing thrills need go no further than Eagle Nest Lake on northern New Mexico where the angling for big bad pike has been great! Continue reading »

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Star Gazing Best at Clayton Lake State Park

Clayton Lake State Park features great fishing and camping, fabulous scenery and spectacular night skies.

If you’re looking to see stars, then forget Santa Fe’s Plaza and get out to Clayton Lake State Park where they throw parties for them all the time.
Boasting some of the best star-gazing conditions in the country the park is only one of four worldwide that is officially recognized for its incredibly dark skies. Continue reading »

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Ice Fishing Eagle Nest Lake a Bracing Winter Feat

Adam Vigil, 7, of Taos waits patiently for a bite while ice fishing with his family at Eagle Nest Lake on Saturday, Jan.5, 2008.

Ice fishing at Eagle Nest Lake in northern New Mexico is a fun way to catch fish and have fun outdoors during the winter months. Continue reading »

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Ice Fishing Tips and Tricks by Matt Pelletier of Fish Enchantment

Matt Pelletier shows off a nice trout caught while ice fishing in New Mexico.

Winter has arrived in New Mexico and thick sheets of ice have formed on many lakes providing anglers with an opportunity to keep fishing in a whole new way.

Ice fishing is a sure fire cure for the winter blues and when properly done can be fun and fulfilling too.
And if there’s one rule to ice fishing it’s that there’s no such thing as being over dressed. Continue reading »

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